Independent Living: Resources

Daily Life


Point of view videos by transition teachers for teaching pre-vocational skills and daily living skills. 

This site provides resources such as alternate format ballots, demo ballots, and using tablets for marking ballots, to assist people with disabilities in the voting process.

Videos to teach young people how to deal with basic adult problems such as: public transportation, health, cleaning, fixing household items, etc.

Videos to provide useful , practical content to many basic tasks.

Accessible Chef is a collection of free visual recipes and other resources to help teach cooking skills to individuals with disabilities at home or in a special education classroom.

The requirements to get an Oregon Driver License and other Motor Vehicle Services.

Life Transition Assistance (related to youth leaving secondary education, or individuals transitioning to or remaining in the least restrictive living environment).

A list of  resources  to provide information on helping adolescents transition to adulthood and live independently.

Health Care


A website for young people with I/DD about their sexual health including, rights, guides, teaching tools, videos, training and more.

The Six Core Elements define the basic components of a structured transition process and include customizable sample tools for each core element.

 A brief questionnaire for parents and/or caregivers to help their child  transition to adult health care.

This toolkit, including PowerPoint, videos, and worksheets, is designed to provide self-advocates with the knowledge, skills and tools to learn about how to best advocate for their health and health care.

A four-part series about having successful Telehealth sessions. Made for and by people with disabilities.

A four-minute YouTube video demonstrating what to expect regarding covid precautions during you next well visit.

Narrator explains why it is important to have a self-care action plan.

Narrator explains why and how to meditate.

Narrator walks the viewer through a 5 minute yoga exercise.

Finance & Budgeting


A budget calculator that divides your take-home income into three categories: 50% for needs, 30% for wants and 20% for savings and debt repayment.

Invest in What’s Next: Life After High School is a FREE online, educational minicourse developed by the Federal Reserve Banks of Richmond and San Francisco. The goal of the course is to help students develop a post-secondary plan while learning and applying economics and personal finance concepts.

This website has lessons, activities, videos and more to teach your students personal finance.

This budget planner helps students decide how to best spend their  money while avoiding or reducing debt.